Two episodes (first one is a re-upload) of "Ranch Party", hosted by Tex Ritter.
1. Carl Perkins ("Blue Suede Shoes", "Your True Love"), Lorrie Collins ("There He Goes"), Ranch Party Gang ("Night Train To Memphis"), Smiley Burnette ("Hominy Grits"), Wes and Marilyn Tuttle ("Hey Good Lookin'"), Tex Ritter ("Children and Fools"), Mac Wiseman ("Wabash Cannonball") and the Collins Kids ("Kaw-liga").
2. Johnny Cash ("I Walk The Line"), Ranch Party Gang ("Blue Tail Fly"), Patsy Cline ("I've Loved and Lost Again"), Les 'Carrot Top' Anderson ("Dimples or the Dumplins"), Joe Maphis and Fiddlin' Kate ("Instrumental Hoedown"), Dorothy Wright ("Just a Closer Walk with Thee"), Bobby Helms ("Long Gone Daddy"), Collins Kids ("Let's Have A Party"), Lorrie Collins ("Young Heart") and the Ranch Party Gang ("Deep In the Heart of Texas").
August 2, 2012 Subject:
Ranch Party is the continuation of the radio broadcast Town Hall Party, an American country music radio program broadcasted from autumn 1951 over KXLA-AM, Pasadena, Califironia, KFL-AM, Los Angeles California, and KTTV-TV. Previously to Town Hall Party being broadcasted on the radio Promoter William B. Wagnon, Jr., creator, had been booking ballrooms for between Bakersfield and Sacramento for the production.
The music produced on both the radio program and the television show could only be performed if it could be danced to.
During the Sunday afternoon and Holiday performances of Town Hall Ranch Party, which were held out doors, Wagnon had several recorded. These performances were made into 39 half-hour television shows all featuring members of the Town Hall Party cast. Ranch Party allowed various members of the country and rock'n roll community the chance to share the spotlight. Carl Perkins and his combo were brought in as guest spots. The Collins Kids were given a co-star billing with the host of Ranch Party Tex Ritter.
Ranch Party aired on KTTV-TV from 1958 until 1961. Ranch Party can be considering a country music program which depicts "live" music numbers of country music inspired to have the viewer dance along.
In this particular episode, we witness various performances of country music by both Tex Ritter, the Collins Kids and even Carl Perkins (Episode 1), Johnny Cash (Episode 2). There's a quick transition between song numbers sometimes even a direct cut into the next song number.
July 1, 2012 Subject:
Fun show with various forms of popular country music. Interesting that the series was shot on film. Only other music series I can think of that were shot on film are "Liberace" and "Old American Barn Dance". Though I think there were several others too.
November 14, 2010 Subject:
A Real Gem!
This was sort of a country/western vresion of Lawrence Welk.
Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Carl Perkins are just iceing on the cake of this classic show.
For me the exciting part about these shows are the Collins Kids; Larry and Laurie. Check out little Larry on the Johnny Cash episode. This hyperactive kid was all of 11 or 12 years old and already a hot and slightly spastic guitar slinger. Watch his guitar solo on Let's Have A Party; which was released as a single by the kids around then.
Also the grown up playing the other double necked guitar was Joe Maphis who not only taught Larry how to play but went on to arrange all of Ricky Nelson's rock songs.
October 27, 2009 Subject:
A good show
These shows are fun to watch. I see people I enjoy listing to that are no longer around